So there is only one more episode “until it all ends . . . ” as the promos state. Next weekend there won’t be any shows, as it’s a holiday weekend. The season, and potential series, finale is September 9th. As of yet there is still no official word if the show will come back. If it does, it definitely seems they are setting up the batch of new Army Wives to possibly take over for the old ones. Honestly, I don’t think that will work. The show definitely hasn’t been the same without Pamela, and the loss of CJ for half this season has also been felt.
Kevin was back home, still injured, and not making much progress in his recovery. He has been pushing himself hard, past his doctors orders, which is probably not helping. In the latest episode there was talk about a replacement . . . and that Kevin’s army days may be numbered. Jackie was worried as she doesn’t think Kevin knows who Kevin is without the army. Their daughter Sophie came home, and Kevin’s injury brought her and Jackie closer after Kevin was nasty to both of them. It seems Sophie finally got a taste of what it’s like not to be her father’s favorite, and what her mother has endured from her and her father over the years.
Claudia Joy is still MIA . . . supposedly off with the first lady doing charity work or something. I really hope she returns for the final episode, as it would truly suck if it was really the final episode and she wasn’t there. Denise and Frank ended up catching Michael out to dinner with a mysterious lady, when he told them he couldn’t go out with the because of work. Was Michael cheating? Denise couldn’t stand not knowing, but Frank grabbed her to get the hell out of there as this was an uncomfortable situation for him. She pressured Frank into finally confronting Michael, as she just had to know if Michael was cheating on her best friend. There is of course some irony here, as it wasn’t long ago that Denise was the cheater and Michael was totally unforgiving of her for so long. Frank finally did confront Michael at the office, and Michael told him to shut the door . . . Now if it was something innocent, I don’t think that would have happened. However is Michael cheating? My guess is no, and the show just built up more suspense for something that will turn out to be something completely different. Could this be about Claudia Joy’s illness? Maybe he’s been seeing a psychiatrist to help him deal with his own issues regarding CJ and this was her? I just can’t believe he’s cheating on CJ.
Marcus returned to have Roland help him through his addiction, and he was working to get Marcus into a methadone clinic. This didn’t sit well with Joan, who visited and lashed out at Marcus for being a junkie. She told him he’d always be a drug addict and would never see David again. The next thing we knew, Marcus OD’d and didn’t want help anymore. In the end we learned Joan had her own battle with drugs and a druggie boyfriend as a teenager, and her fears were being projected onto Marcus. Joan and Marcus did work things out. I honestly thought this was the weakest story of this week, and really didn’t give a rats ass about Joan’s childhood drama.
Roxy, Trevor and the crew are preparing for their transfer to Washington. Part of the transfer means selling The Hump . . . Oddly The Truck Stop wasn’t mentioned at all I don’t think? Unless she unloaded that earlier in the season because of the babies and I forgot. The guy she planned to sell to, however, turned out to be a corporate turd who was going to take all the uniqueness out of the place and mainstream it into his other chain restaurants. Fortunately Gloria had returned, which opened up an opportunity. Roxy killed the deal, decided to keep ownership of The Hump, and in the end put Gloria in charge. It was a throwback to how Roxy herself ended up with The Hump. My guess is that should the show get another season, it may be without Roxy. Sally Pressman, who plays Roxy, signed a deal last year with NBC to have her join a new NBC show for the upcoming season.